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Juice WRLD’s mother addresses his death and addiction

I certainly understand when family of star who die of an overdose don’t choose to speak on the matter.  It’s a heartbreaking time.  But when a family chooses to use this tragedy as a way to help others avoid the same traps, it’s really inspiring.

Juice WRLD’s mother has made that decision.

“We loved Jarad with all of our hearts and cannot believe our time with him has been cut short,” Carmella Wallace said in a statement to TMZ, referring to her son by his real name, Jarad Higgins. “As he often addressed in his music and to his fans, Jarad battled with prescription drug dependency.”

“Addiction knows no boundaries and its impact goes way beyond the person fighting it,” Wallace said in the statement. “Jarad was a son, brother, grandson, friend and so much more to so many people who wanted more than anything to see him defeat addiction. We hope the conversations he started in his music and his legacy will help others win their battles as that is what he wanted more than anything.”

Wallace thanked fans, friends and family for their support, saying, “We know that Jarad’s legacy of love, joy and emotional honesty will live on.”

What a strong woman.